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Artful Dodge Discussion
18 hours ago
There's also Distortion Strike which I'm trying to figure out if its better than Artful Dodge or not. I can see both being a little better in certain situations but I think Strike is better in more situations. Also what do you think about running with Cathedral of War? I'm constantly attacking with a single creature and I have almost the same amount of creatures as you, and if you have two of these on the board that creature suddenly gets +2/+2.
1 day ago
1 week ago
MassiveZelly: Thanks a lot for your upvote as well as for your comment! I've playtested this deck a few times and it wasn't slow, it just depends from your starting hand cards-luck. To your second concern because of the airborne blocker, you are totally right dude. For this reason I thought about Artful Dodge, Skarrg, the Rage Pits or Rogue's Passage. Problem is: each of these cards has their own weaknesses.
1 week ago
landofMordor Thank You! These tips really helped me a lot, and I'm going to make some improvements, like taking out a couple of the Blue Sun's Zeniths and Arcanis the Omnipotents, as well as the Sturmgeists and its Artful Dodges. I'll be sure to include the Research-themed cards you mentioned and maybe a couple of the Sphinx's Tutelages and Calculated Dismissals.
1 week ago
Hey friend! Love the effort for a first deck. There's some cool interactions, and I love how you've stuck with your theme.
First, I'll suggest some weaker cards. Sift is a little expensive for a sorcery, you don't need 4 Laboratory Maniacs if you just draw your entire library (which I see as unlikely in the first place, though your playtesting may prove otherwise), you don't need both Artful Dodge and Thassa, and anything you're planning on casting for 6+ mana seems a little dangerous (Arcanis and Blue Sun), especially since you have so many copies in your library (any additional copies you draw won't be as useful, so I'd have 2 of each max). But here's a fundamental problem with alternate win cons: if you have alternate win conditions, and you plan to win by them, then all your "win by combat damage" cards like Sturmgeist are inherently useless. And vice versa: Sturmgeist wins mean that you had 4 useless Maniacs in your deck. Of course, you can have a backup win con, which is fine, but sometimes you gotta go all-in to make a wacky deck happen.
Then, here are some cards I think could replace some of those weaker cards. Perilous Research, Compulsive Research, Pore Over the Pages (you may see a theme of studying here...) are all high-powered budget draw spells. Sphinx's Tutelage is a slightly-more-reliable win con than Lab Maniac, although I suppose you could run them both at once and mill yourself to a win! Counterspells like Calculated Dismissal are also great, as they interfere with your opponent and help you get ahead on cards.
Hope this helped! Mention me (same way you highlight a card) if I can be helpful or if I can clarify my feedback.
3 weeks ago
Okay, so first of all you need some basic burn spells, Lightning Bolt, Chain Lightning, and a few others Im sure you can find by looking at a mono red burn list for modern or legacy, now you need a few cards that aren't already in here, Ojutai Exemplars, Ponder, Brainstorm, Slip Through Space, Jeskai Ascendancy, Distortion Strike, Artful Dodge, Jori En, Ruin Diver, Aqueous Form, Niblis of Frost, Monastery Swiftspear, Dragonlord Ojutai, Return to Dust, and that would be a good start for now
4 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
Nice Deck, here are some other cards to consider. In my opinion, you need to add some more complimentary cards to help Yidris out even more. He's so fun when he's broken.
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